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Re: Protecting files in linux



On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 4:10 PM, Jorge Delgado <jdl list linux gmail com> wrote:
> Hi, i would like to protect files like passwords and websites of Firefox
> (iceweasel), and this cannot be done encripting the files.
>
> So, i need some program for protect the files and, at the same time be
> using them. If i encript the files, i cannot use them at the same time.
> And if I cannot use them at the same time, it's meaningless.
>
> Somebody could help me? Thank you very much, I appreciatte your help.

Do an eSearch (TM) on "Linux ACL".
ACL is not encrytion
ACLs restrict file access in a  per user basis. You could make the files
inaccessible to others while the files are accessible to you only.
The filesystem where you want to implement ACLs must be mounted with
the acl option.

~af


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